Windows Blue developer preview confirmed for late June
Now we know why Windows co-chief Tami Reller spent so much time talking about the impending Windows Blue update recently.
Julie Larson-Green, the other Windows co-chief, took to the podium at the Wired Business Conference today to confirm that a developer preview of Windows 8.1—a.k.a. Windows Blue—will be made available during the company's BUILD conference in June, the Verge reports.
Several early builds of Windows Blue have been leaked to the Internet, containing a myriad of improvements to Windows 8,although most of the polishing seen thus far spit-shines the modern UI more than the desktop. The initial build revealed several much-needed additions—such as vastly improved Snap controls, a quadruplet of new apps (seen picture above), and beefed-up PC settings options—along with several smaller tweaks. Subsequent Blue leaks have added more refinements, including enhanced sync settings and a potential modern UI File explorer interface.